Tagged as: Human Rights

What We Can Learn From Rwanda About Gender Equality

  Gender inequality is a worldwide issue. It is important to understand where countries in [wiki]Sub-Saharan Africa[/wiki] rank compared to other countries around the world. One useful resource for this is the ‘Global Gender Gap Report’ done by the World Economic Forum. In 2018, two Sub-Saharan countries ranked in the

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What Has The African Union Done For You? Pt II; Rights

WHICH RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED? The ‘African Charter on Human and People’s Rights’ (1981) recognises many civil and political rights, including: – The right to freedom from discrimination – The right to life – The right to freedom from slavery – The right to freedom from mistreatment – The right to

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Ethiopia’s Garment Factory Workers: the Worst Paid in the World 

Workers in Ethiopia’s clothes factories earn $26 a month, the worst paid in the world. That is according to a recent report by New York University Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights. The report is based on the Hawassa Industrial Park, Ethiopia’s flagship industrial park supported by the government.

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Are Women’s Rights Different?

WHAT ARE HUMAN RIGHTS? Human rights apply to everyone. If they did not apply to particular groups, whether because of race or religion or gender, they would not be ‘human’. To unfairly give one group in society more rights than another gives that group more power- more access to food

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